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Edward M. McDevitt
  • Memorial donations may be made to the Lexington Elks Scholarship Fund, 959 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421.

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“Dear Christine and Meghan,I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. I only just found out when noticed for sale signI am filled with emptiness and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Davidson - Waltham, MA

“So sorry, for your loss. Ed was my foreman for the phone company out of Bedford and Lexington. Very nice man and boss to us all. My prayers go out...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis Elden - Billerica, MA

“Please accept my sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this time. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Louise, Pauline, and Jimmy,We all loved Eddy Spaghetti! Can see the older girls pushing him around in the baby carriage like it was yesterday. So...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley Jackson - Neighbor

“Christine & Megan Our sincere condolences to you & your family So sad but happy thoughts that he is with the love of his life & one of my dearest...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Casella Guerin - Stow, MA

“Condolences to your families. May he be joined with Colleen in heaven.so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Cardillo - Waltham

“I got to know Eddie late in my life and late in his life as well.Always better late than never. I would like to have known him just a little bit more. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Gary Mercier - West Dover, VT

“Mr. McDevitt gave me a few rides to join the family up in Seabrook, NH. He was always quick with a laugh and patient with giggling teenage girls. I...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Doucet Mynttinen - Nantucket, MA

“Our deepest condolences to everyone in the family. Ethel and Harold ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Ethel and Harold Ollin - MA

“My deepest condolences to the McDevitt family. I am very sorry for your loss. I have known Eddie since the first grade at Fiske. Always a fun guy. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Walter Hatfield - Lexington, MA

“Megan and Christine, our sincere condolences on the passing our your dad Eddyour neighbor for some 32 yrs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Paul & Lucy Ryan - WALTHAM, MA

“Christine and Meghan, I am very sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Barrett - Parkland, FL


Waltham – Mr. Edward M. McDevitt, of Waltham, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at his home. He was 72.

Ed was born in Lexington on October 7, 1946, a son of the late James J. and Pauline E. (Qualey) McDevitt. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1964 and after that went to work for the New England Telephone Company.

His work career was interrupted while he served from 1965-67 with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After completing the management training program Ed spent almost forty years working for the phone company until his retirement.

He was a lifelong Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins fan but his real passion was for salt water fishing on the Cape. He looked forward every fall to participating in the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

He was a longtime member of the Lexington Elks where his almost professional cooking skills were put to good use and appreciated for years. Ed also served on the Lodge's scholarship committee.

Ed spent many happy vacations with his family at Disney World and enjoyed many cruises with his late wife, Colleen. He got a new lease on life and a bounce in his step with the arrival three years ago of his grandson, Connor, who he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with.

The husband of the late Colleen M. (McGrath) McDevitt, he leaves his children, Christine E. McDevitt of Nashville, Tennessee and Meghan L. Berman (Michael) of North Billerica; his grandson, Connor Berman; his brother and sisters, James McDevitt (Judy), Louise McDevitt (Michael Piniewski), all of West Dover, Vermont and Pauline McDevitt (Joseph Weigand) of Hyannis and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ed's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, February 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lexington Elks Scholarship Fund, 959 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421.